What is RAD?

Welcome to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Residents page. RAD is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that seeks to preserve and improve certain kinds of affordable housing subsidized by HUD. This web page is intended to provide resources and tools for residents of RAD Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation and Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs) properties. To learn more about RAD public housing, view the video below to get an overall understanding of the program. The video is also available in Spanish.

RAD for Residents video

Educational Video for Public Housing Residents on the RAD Process in English (Video, 5 mins) | Spanish Version


Have questions or a complaint about a RAD conversion?

Residents, advocates, or other interested parties can submit inquiries or complaints regarding resident rights or impacts during a RAD conversion.

Submit an inquiry




Residents' Frequently Asked Questions

Access the questions below for answers to some basics questions about RAD.

Why is RAD happening?

Public housing authorities’ (PHAs) units across the country need more than $40 billion in repairs. RAD was created to allow housing authorities to access additional sources of funding to maintain, repair, and replace public housing units.

Will RAD impact my resident rights?

RAD maintains the resident processes and rights available under public housing. RAD also provides residents a significant new right to request a tenant-based voucher after having lived under the PBV or PBRA contract for a period.

How can I be involved?

HUD encourages residents and their PHAs to work together during the RAD conversion process. PHAs hold meeting where residents can learn about the conversion plans, ask questions, express concerns, and provide comments.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

You can talk to a housing authority representative if you have specific questions about the RAD conversion process and the specific plans for their property. For more information visit the PHA Contact Information web page.


RAD Stories

The "stories" features residents and their experiences with the RAD process, the transition of moving into their new homes, how redevelopment has benefited the community, and much more. Scroll through and check out the short videos, "RAD Stories."